My name is Joe Turner. I am a 19 year old, aspiring golfer. After a successful season in the amateur ranks, I have now turned professional, which as you can imagine, comes with some substantial costs.
Ever since I started playing golf at age 13, I always wanted to play professionally, but it's really in the last 2 years where I've taken it seriously with my handicap dropping from 6 to +1.
During my amateur career, I represented Dorset County at all levels (u16's, u18's & Men's First Team). I won the Club Championship at the prestigious Ferndown Golf Club in 2016 at the age of 17 (youngest ever Club Champion) and I successfully defended the trophy this year with scores of 73&67 for a -2 score for the day.
Now being professional, I will be going to the EuroPro Tour Qualifying School early next year to try and earn a card to play on the Tour for the year. The EuroPro tour, is broadcast on Sky Sports weekly and is the leading development tour in Europe.
All the funds raised, will be put towards my coaching, fitness coach and my entry fees and travel costs for next season.